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How to Read and Understand Financial Statements 1:00 pm
How to Read and Understand Financial Statements @ Online
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Are you a board member or nonprofit leader who is mystified when presented with your organization’s financial statements? This upcoming free webinar can help! For board members, executives and directors of small to mid-size nonprofit organizations and charities, a solid understanding of the organization’s financial statements is vital to successfully planning for the future, building capacity and preventing fraud. But many nonprofit leaders without a background in nonprofit finance may feel at a loss when it comes to reviewing their organization’s financial reports. This free webinar, presented by Gordon Holley of Humanity Financial Management, will help you gain an introductory understanding of how to better understand your organization’s financial statements. This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
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Major Gifts Fundraising 1:00 pm
Major Gifts Fundraising @ Online
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
How can you connect with those fabulous people who give charities big donations with lots of nice round zeros in all the right places? They may be closer than you think! These individuals contribute far more than corporations or foundations, yet many non-profit groups don’t know how to reach them properly. This can be productive fundraising, particularly in the short term. Individuals can respond quickly, with no bureaucratic grant-approval process. Ken Wyman will show you how to: Learn who gives and who should ask Discover connections to donors Prepare yourself and the donors before the big ask Collect material to bring even if you never show it to the donors Decide what to say first — and what you should never say Make an appointment Plan where to sit down for the big moment Handle the donors’ toughest challenges This webinar is hosted by the Sustainability Network.
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How to Deal Effectively, Productively and Positively with Change “Overload” 6:30 pm
How to Deal Effectively, Productively and Positively with Change “Overload” @ ECCDC - Conference Room
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Michael Lewis for this new seminar. With so much change going on and the increased pressure of the expectation that we can and must take it on and accept it, is there any wonder we are feeling overwhelmed? The pressure to perform and to respond to the requirements and expectations of whatever that change entails can bog us down, mentally, emotionally and physically and leave us all to wonder how to proceed. This seminar slows everything down and outlines step by step how to individually and as a group…how to take on change and make it all work out. Learning Objectives: Learn all about impact of rapid change has on people Discover real solutions to cope with change positively and effectively Learn strategies for overcoming and being overwhelmed by change This seminar is hosted by the ECCDC.
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You Have Data, Now What? 1:30 pm
You Have Data, Now What? @ Online
Apr 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Collecting information is only as good as the decisions that the data helps you make. Join PACE Green Belt Coach Dan Draper as he shares his insights on how to capture and make sense of all your data. Dan has an extensive background in education and health care. Dan has lead long term care homes and has lead a variety of improvement projects. This webinar is hosted by PACE.
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Application Deadline: Program Evaluation for Youth Wellbeing
Application Deadline: Program Evaluation for Youth Wellbeing @ Online
Apr 16 all-day
We know that the Ontario youth sector is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of young people, providing them with the skills and resources they need to make positive contributions to their communities. We also understand that youth programs sometimes struggle to understand how to measure these processes and outcomes and articulate the impact of their programs to their stakeholders – including parents, funders, and youth themselves. In this certificate, participants will learn how to develop an evaluation plan, implement this plan and use the findings to improve their programs and share their impact. This online course is hosted by YouthREX.
Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting 2:30 pm
Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting @ Niagara Region Headquarters - CE101
Apr 16 @ 2:30 pm
This meeting of the Senior Pride Network Niagara will feature the launch of the Older LGBTQ 101 workshop which will be available to member organizations wishing to train staff in cultural competence with respect to LGBTQ issues. Member agencies are encouraged to invite colleagues in their own and other agencies to attend this meeting. This meeting is hosted by Senior Pride Network Niagara.
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Ontario Bike Summit
Ontario Bike Summit @ InterContinental Toronto Centre
Apr 17 – Apr 18 all-day
The Ontario Bike Summit is the premier cycling conference in Ontario. The summit provides a forum for cycling stakeholders to be inspired by best practices from across Ontario and beyond and to gain the practical skills necessary to act on that inspiration. Learn from and network with professionals and volunteers from a diverse range of sectors, including: provincial and municipal government, grassroots advocacy, health, planning, engineering, tourism and more. The theme for the 10th Annual Ontario Bike Summit is “Looking Back and Rolling Forward”. Programming will include: Keynote addresses from leading Canadian, US and International stakeholders presenting innovative and transformative perspectives of the quickly evolving cycling culture Welcoming remarks from members of the Queen’s Park All-Party Cycling Caucus Presentations and workshops addressing our summit theme focusing on Evaluation: finding the right metrics for your project; Bikes for All: Community Development, Equity and Access; Strategies & Plans: The role of Master Plans in building bicycle-friendly communities; Tourism & Economic Development: Next Steps; and, Innovation in Design: Learning from Pilot Projects An Open Space session, opening reception and evening social for delegate networking The 2018 Bicycle Friendly Community Awards & Wheels of Change Awards Summit registration fees include the 10th anniversary dinner on April 17th, and breakfast, lunch and refreshments (morning and afternoon), on April 18th. Individual dinner only tickets are also available. Pre-summit sessions (at a separate cost) include a Toronto Bike Ride and Tour and the ever popular Bicycle Friendly Communities seminar This summit is hosted by Share the Road...
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 9:30 am
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Employment Help Centre
Apr 17 @ 9:30 am
Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. Presentation:Julie Topp-Bourner, Mainstream Options Niagara Please RSVP your attendance to flowe@employmenthelp.org.
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Top Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charities and Recent Developments 1:00 pm
Top Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charities and Recent Developments @ Online
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Are you a board member, senior executive or executive director of a Canadian registered charity? Feeling confused about Canada Revenue Agency regulations? Wondering what are some new developments with registered charities? If so, you won’t want to miss this free webinar! This webinar, presented by charity lawyer Mark Blumberg, provides plain language information and resources about the compliance obligations of Canadian registered charities. It also covers the top Canada Revenue Agency concerns for Canadian registered charities. Mark will also provide participants with a checklist of the top 20 compliance concerns with links to resources that provide further information. This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
Concussions: What Are They and What Should I Be Doing? – Presented by Dr. Charles Tator 6:30 pm
Concussions: What Are They and What Should I Be Doing? – Presented by Dr. Charles Tator @ Brock University - Sean O'Sullivan Theatre
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topic: Concussions – What are they and what should I be doing? – presented by Dr. Charles Tator, along with a panel of Brock University faculty, students and alumni Who: Anyone interested in concussions – Parents, sport organizations, policy makers, organizations, educators, practitioners, coaches, and the general public Parking: Free parking is provided for attendees in D-Lot This is event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required as space is limited. Have you or a family member ever experienced a concussion? Has your organization been working towards a concussion policy? Are you a coach or educator who is concerned about concussions? Dr. Charles Tator, Neurosurgeon, along with a panel of Brock University faculty, students and alumni, will provide an overview of the current state of concussions from a broad perspective. Speakers will use their own research to explain key issues for parents, organizations, policy makers, educators, practitioners, coaches, and the general public. For more information, please contact Jayne Morrish, Knowledge Mobilization Officer (contact information above). This event is hosted by Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research.
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CONNECT 2018 – Canada’s Learning and Technology Conference
CONNECT 2018 – Canada’s Learning and Technology Conference @ Scotiabank Convention Centre
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day
CONNECT 2018 is Canada’s national learning and technology conference. CONNECT 2018 will create a unique opportunity for educators, administrators, and technology specialists to CONNECT and engage with peers from across Canada with the goal of exploring how technology can be used to enhance teaching and learning. With over 2000 educators and administrators, as well as technology industry leaders attending this year, you will have a unique and powerful opportunity to present your teaching methods and products; showcasing new, innovative, and critical thinking, teaching and learning. This conference is hosted by the District School Board of Niagara.
Learn@Lunch: A Social Enterprise Story: Southridge Jam Company 12:00 pm
Learn@Lunch: A Social Enterprise Story: Southridge Jam Company @ Southridge Jam Co.
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Join Innovate Niagara for this upcoming learn@lunch at Southridge Jam Co.’s production facility in Vineland. Brendon Nicholson, Program Director at the Southridge Jam Company, will share their story: how and why they started, and how they’ve grown to be the thriving social enterprise they are today. Brendon has learned about social entrepreneurship while building this enterprise and will have interesting insights to share about social entrepreneurship, its impact on the community as well as some of the challenges they have faced. This event is hosted by Innovate Niagara.
Proactive Peer Support: Protecting and Promoting the Wellbeing of First Responders 12:00 pm
Proactive Peer Support: Protecting and Promoting the Wellbeing of First Responders @ Online
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
During this webinar presentation, York Region Paramedic Services will highlight key features of York Region’s Paramedic Peer Support Team including the use of a dedicated peer support vehicle. Specifically, participants will learn about why organizations should consider implementing a peer support program as a proactive way of supporting employees that may be struggling. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about practical on the ground experiences in implementing a peer support program, including: key benefits; success factors and challenges; and tips for other organizations looking at implementing a similar model. Guest Speaker: John Anderson, ACP Superintendent, York Region Paramedic Services This webinar is hosted by York Region Paramedic Services.
Using HEIA to Advance Health Equity Among LGBTQ People 12:00 pm
Using HEIA to Advance Health Equity Among LGBTQ People @ Online
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
This webinar will describe the new LGBTQ supplement of Ontario’s Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA), which will be launched soon. This companion to the HEIA tool, developed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO), addresses the unique needs and concerns of LGBTQ populations. In this webinar you will explore: Health disparities and specific health needs among LGBTQ populations Approaches to policy and program design that take into account the needs of these communities How to use HEIA to identify and prevent unintended health equity impacts on LGBTQ populations. This webinar is hosted by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest.
Making Sense of Longevity Markets for Your Business, Career and Community 5:30 pm
Making Sense of Longevity Markets for Your Business, Career and Community @ Niagara College - Room AH225
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
No Surprises. Age demographics are shifting. On the road to 2030, the social and economic landscape for markets in a longevity society is rapidly unfolding a host of opportunities for the way business marketing appropriately speaks to the needs of consumers through their life course. Look forward. This will not be exclusively a Boomer-driven economy. Both market and gerontology researchers have well noted, we are living longer, healthier lives than previous generations, but we are also living cyclical, rather than linear lives. This changes the way we market everything – new opportunities, new perspectives for business, career and community. How and where will you and your business fit in the evolution of this bigger market picture? What are the possibilities – business products, human services, education, work and community? How do you better market to segments of older adult populations, upward to age 105? Mark Venning – Change Rangers – Research, Advisor, Speaker and Blogger This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network, launched by AGEWORKS and Niagara College.
SafeTALK Training 6:00 pm
SafeTALK Training
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
SafeTALK is a 3.5 hour workshop where you will learn: To be a suicide alert helper To be aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided To use TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe) and activate a suicide alert How and where to connect persons with thoughts of suicide to further help and care To register to attend, please request a registration form by email. This training is hosted by Distress Centre Niagara.
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Evaluation 101: Learning How to Conduct Evaluation of Programs and Services 1:00 pm
Evaluation 101: Learning How to Conduct Evaluation of Programs and Services @ Online
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health is co-hosting a webinar on evaluation with the Ontario Trillium Foundation as part of the Evaluation Capacity Project. Presenter: Stacey McDonald This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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Building Authentic Engagement: Leveraging the Wisdom of Content and Context Experts 9:00 am
Building Authentic Engagement: Leveraging the Wisdom of Content and Context Experts @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre - Robertson Theatre
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join internationally recognized facilitator and community builder Sylvia Cheuy for a workshop exploring the authentic engagement of citizen leaders: how it is nurtured; and, why it is a strategy a growing number of organizations and municipalities are embracing. Deepening the experience of community in our neighbourhoods and cities is THE opportunity of our time. Learn how and why engaging and reconnecting residents to each other and facilitating processes that transform isolated individuals into a group of powerfully connected neighbours is an essential foundation that must be cultivated before citizens, organizations and municipalities can actively co-create a positive future together. When local connections and relationships are nurtured, the community’s capacity to care for one another – its resilience – is restored. Throughout the day, you will discover the key principles and practices needed to promote authentic engagement across sectors; cultivate citizen leadership; apply what you are learning; and, hear powerful stories that illustrate what is possible when citizens, organizations and municipalities, (both content AND context experts), discover how to work effectively together. This is a workshop that will fill your brain, reawaken your heart, and engage your hands in activities that explore both the challenge and inspiration of this work. This event is hosted by Tamarack Institute in partnership with the City of St. Catharines.
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshop: Sales ABC 9:00 am
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshop: Sales ABC @ Brock University - Cairns Building, Room 207
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. What will you get out of the Sales ABC workshop series? Session 1 – The Sales Canvas Framework and the Sales Funnel // April 27, 2018 from 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. This session will introduce the Sales Canvas Framework, which encompasses all aspects of inbound and outbound sales activities, and how these activities relate to moving customer prospects through the sales funnel. You will get the opportunity to explore the “Leaky Sales Funnel,” learn about cold calling techniques and practice managing individual sales opportunities to turn leads into prospects. Deliverable: Techniques to book, prepare for and conduct a sales call Session 2 – The Customer Sales Meeting // May 4, 2018 from 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. This session will focus on how to move customers’ leads through the sales funnel. In preparation for your customer sales meeting, you will get the opportunity to identify various customer stakeholders, learn new negotiation tactics and practice managing individual sales opportunities to successfully turn customer prospects into sales. Deliverable: A Sales Process and Stakeholder Management Chart to prepare you to meet with your customers Session 3 – Analyzing and Managing the Sales Process The final session will focus on the technical aspects of measuring the sales process to...
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Student Engagement in Quality Improvement Conference 2018 10:00 am
Student Engagement in Quality Improvement Conference 2018 @ Brock University
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
This conference is for students with an interest in quality improvement. Whether they are already engaged in an improvement project or interested in becoming involved, SEQI will offer students opportunities to network with other Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Chapters, quality improvement specialists, healthcare professionals, students, and more! Topics will include transdisciplinary quality improvement innovations, leadership in change, and quality improvement across healthcare sectors, in an interactive fashion. Student storyboard presentations will also be highlighted, allowing students to promote their work and engage with other change agents. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. This conference is hosted by the Institute for Health Improvement.
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Introduction to Conversational Intelligence® 9:00 am
Introduction to Conversational Intelligence® @ Queenston Heights Restaurant
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Are you implementing a new software that requires you to deliver training that will drive change successfully? Are you in a customer service role or a marketing / promotion role and need to deliver a clear and concise message across to your clients? Are you managing a team that requires you to communicate ideas that will generate results? Are you part of an organization that depends on you to provide input that will drive a project forward? Any and all of these roles rely on individuals who are effective communicators – individuals who possess effective communication skills. Come and join ARMA SWO in Niagara on the Lake for a full day of learning and networking as we are introduced to valuable insights and skills designed to help each one of us develop personally to become the most effective communicator that we can be. ARMA SWO presents: Introduction to Conversational Intelligence® Build Trust. One Conversation at a Time. Every word, phrase, interaction, or even silence can have a profound ripple effect – for good, better, or worse. Most people are well meaning, want to do great work, and get along. But when the stakes and pressures escalate we often default to interaction styles that can be less effective or even counter‐productive. Despite good intentions we can experience or trigger unintended results such as: misunderstandings; break‐down in trust; conversation & relationship disconnect – and more. Conversational Intelligence® (C‐IQ®) Teaches Us How to Do Better. Learn how to promote healthier conversational dynamics with...
How Communities Can Utilize Coordinated Access for Systems Planning 11:30 am
How Communities Can Utilize Coordinated Access for Systems Planning @ Online
Apr 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Coordinated Access initiatives strive to effectively triage and match clients to services within their community as essential components of well-coordinated homeless-serving systems. In this webinar, Dr. Alina Turner (Turner Strategies) will provide an overview of CA Models and promising practices, with on-the-ground examples showing the diversity of approaches in practice. To this end, colleagues from Alberta will speak to local CA models, adaptations, and learnings. Participants will hear from: Kevin McNichol (Calgary Homeless Foundation), Susan McGee (Homeward Trust) Jaime Rogers (Medicine Hat Community Housing Society), Franklin Kutuadu (City of Red Deer). Amanda Buchnea (A Way Home) and Kaite Burkholder Harris (Canadian Observatory on Homelessness), will discuss how to bring a youth lens into Coordinated Access systems in order to further strengthen your community’s prevention efforts.

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CONNECT 2018 – Canada’s Learning and Technology Conference @ Scotiabank Convention Centre
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day

CONNECT 2018 is Canada’s national learning and technology conference.

CONNECT 2018 will create a unique opportunity for educators, administrators, and technology specialists to CONNECT and engage with peers from across Canada with the goal of exploring how technology can be used to enhance teaching and learning. With over 2000 educators and administrators, as well as technology industry leaders attending this year, you will have a unique and powerful opportunity to present your teaching methods and products; showcasing new, innovative, and critical thinking, teaching and learning.

This conference is hosted by the District School Board of Niagara.

Learn@Lunch: A Social Enterprise Story: Southridge Jam Company @ Southridge Jam Co.
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join Innovate Niagara for this upcoming learn@lunch at Southridge Jam Co.’s production facility in Vineland.

Brendon Nicholson, Program Director at the Southridge Jam Company, will share their story: how and why they started, and how they’ve grown to be the thriving social enterprise they are today. Brendon has learned about social entrepreneurship while building this enterprise and will have interesting insights to share about social entrepreneurship, its impact on the community as well as some of the challenges they have faced.

This event is hosted by Innovate Niagara.

Proactive Peer Support: Protecting and Promoting the Wellbeing of First Responders @ Online
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

During this webinar presentation, York Region Paramedic Services will highlight key features of York Region’s Paramedic Peer Support Team including the use of a dedicated peer support vehicle.

Specifically, participants will learn about why organizations should consider implementing a peer support program as a proactive way of supporting employees that may be struggling.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about practical on the ground experiences in implementing a peer support program, including:

  • key benefits;
  • success factors and challenges; and
  • tips for other organizations looking at implementing a similar model.

Guest Speaker:
John Anderson, ACP
Superintendent, York Region Paramedic Services

This webinar is hosted by York Region Paramedic Services.

Using HEIA to Advance Health Equity Among LGBTQ People @ Online
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

This webinar will describe the new LGBTQ supplement of Ontario’s Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA), which will be launched soon.

This companion to the HEIA tool, developed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO), addresses the unique needs and concerns of LGBTQ populations.

In this webinar you will explore:

  • Health disparities and specific health needs among LGBTQ populations
  • Approaches to policy and program design that take into account the needs of these communities
  • How to use HEIA to identify and prevent unintended health equity impacts on LGBTQ populations.

This webinar is hosted by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest.

Making Sense of Longevity Markets for Your Business, Career and Community @ Niagara College - Room AH225
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

No Surprises. Age demographics are shifting. On the road to 2030, the social and economic landscape for markets in a longevity society is rapidly unfolding a host of opportunities for the way business marketing appropriately speaks to the needs of consumers through their life course. Look forward. This will not be exclusively a Boomer-driven economy.

Both market and gerontology researchers have well noted, we are living longer, healthier lives than previous generations, but we are also living cyclical, rather than linear lives. This changes the way we market everything – new opportunities, new perspectives for business, career and community.

How and where will you and your business fit in the evolution of this bigger market picture? What are the possibilities – business products, human services, education, work and community? How do you better market to segments of older adult populations, upward to age 105?

Mark Venning – Change Rangers – Research, Advisor, Speaker and Blogger

This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network, launched by AGEWORKS and Niagara College.

SafeTALK Training
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

SafeTALK is a 3.5 hour workshop where you will learn:

  • To be a suicide alert helper
  • To be aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided
  • To use TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe) and activate a suicide alert
  • How and where to connect persons with thoughts of suicide to further help and care

To register to attend, please request a registration form by email.

This training is hosted by Distress Centre Niagara.

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Evaluation 101: Learning How to Conduct Evaluation of Programs and Services @ Online
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health is co-hosting a webinar on evaluation with the Ontario Trillium Foundation as part of the Evaluation Capacity Project.

Presenter: Stacey McDonald

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

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